Hunger Games and Real World Economic Injustice

April 28, 2012

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A representative from The GEANCO Foundation at the Global Activism Expo 2012. Photo by Jerry Schulman.

Some see The Hunger Games as an allegory for today: staggering world poverty amidst growing economic inequality. This panel explores real world economic injustices and possibilities for creating a more equitable and fair system locally and globally. Listen in to this examination of globalism, militarism, and the impact of the economic crisis.

Panelists include: Mark Weisbrot, codirector of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, columnist for The Guardina Unlimited (U.K.) and Brazil's largest newspaper, Folha de Sao Paulo, and president of Just Foreign Policy; Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Creative Voices for Non-Violence and author of Other Lands Have Dreams: From Baghdad to Pekin Prison; and Toussaint Losier, a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Chicago and a Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign organizer.

This event was part of WBEZ's Global Activism Expo, which gathers hundreds of Chicago-area global activists—all featured guests of Worldview's Global Activism Series—each providing ways to get involved and join their efforts.

Recorded Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the UIC Forum.